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Epinephrine Is Narcotics
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Yes: Meperidine, or demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) is a very addictive opiate. The opiate also forms a significant physiologic dependence in patients if used for extended periods. Addiction is a biopsychosocial disease with a genetic predisposition. Dependency is a physiologic dependence on a medication. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or Meperidine may cause both. ...Read more
I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?
Sounds confusing: In that hydromorphone is metabolized into morphine, and that is the effective agent in our bodies. There are people who may lack the enzymes to metabolize certain drugs, and this has been reported in some people with codeine, where the enzyme that metabolizes it to morphine is absent. It is possible you have something similar. Sometimes it is that you have not gotten the right dose by right route. ...Read more
Please explain why is Narcan (naloxone) ( narcotic antagonist) given to cancel out stadol in l&d since stadol is not a narcotic ?
Stadol is a narcotic: Narcotic is actually a legal, not a medical term, but stadol (butorphanol) is a synthetic opioid, which acts on the kappa receptors, which are opioid pain receptors, but blocks the mu receptor (another pain receptor) - it is called a mixed agonist/antagonist. The effects of the rug usually don't need to be reversed, but Naloxone (narcan) will block the kappa effects of stadol. ...Read more
Toradol?: Toradol (ketorolac) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Advil and Aleve are in that group. Ketorolac works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. It is used short-term to treat moderate to severe pain. An addict should already have a doctor monitoring all her medications and prescriptions, and can check for any reasons to avoid Toradol. ...Read more